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  • Robin Wells

    The Cave of a Thousand Buddhas, the most important repository of ancient Buddhist and Chinese texts to survive. Just inside the Great Wall of China along the ancient Silk Roads in the Gobi Desert town of Dunhuang, this site has more than 460 grottoes of varying sizes, carved directly into the soft sandstone cliffs. Buddhist monks inhabited the caves starting in 366 CE.

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    Bezeklik Caves, Flaming Mountains

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The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes , also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas , form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China.

The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes , also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas , form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. The caves may also be known as the Dunhuang Caves, however, this term also include other Buddhist cave sites in the Dunhuang area, such as the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, and the Yulin Caves farther away.

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The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes , also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas , form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. The caves may also be known as the Dunhuang Caves, however, this term also include other Buddhist cave sites in the Dunhuang area, such as the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, and the Yulin Caves farther away.

Gaochang, China is the site of an ancient oasis city built on the northern rim of the inhospitable Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, China, built in the 1st century BC as an important site along the Silk Road. A key role as a transportation hub in western China. Buddhism spread to China from India along the northern branch of the Silk Road in the 4th and 5th centuries. The building of Buddhist grottos began during this period, clustering close to Gaochang, the largest being the Bezeklik grottos.

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mmmm setting?? Some place between Eira and Agrios? or maybe where the Ancients live, instead of a cozy forest house, a cozy forest cave??